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Abengoa Closes Two Ethanol Plants in Kansas

The Heartland Health Monitor reporting collaboration spotlights health issues in the Midwest.

Financial problems for one of the world’s leading biofuels companies are causing ripples in the Kansas economy.  The Spanish company Abengoa has idled two ethanol plants in Kansas, laying off workers at facilities in Colwich and Hugoton.  As Heartland Health Monitor's Bryan Thompson reports, the company's cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton opened with much fanfare about a year ago.

In addition to its plant in southwest Kansas, Abengoa shut down its facility in Colwich, near Wichita.  The global company filed for legal protection November 25th because of heavy debts.  Company officials could not be reached for comment on this story.

Want to read more?  Visit the KHI News website article.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners - Kansas Public Radio, KCUR Public Radio, KCPT Public Television and KHI News Service - strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues.


Hugoton Biofuels Plant Closing


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